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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner at a restaurant right in the middle of the bay and the scenery was beautiful. You can really appreciate the bay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the views are great and the birding trail is amazing. See hundreds of different types of birds. The people are great to talk to in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cdhcch
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Average commercial bay area. Dauphin Island is the place to enjoy the beach tho, the bay is too commercialized.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christian H
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and remarkably peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed our time watching the sun set over the Bay and the warm breeze. Very pretty and not at all what I expected.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Many outstanding restaurants, reasonably price, with friendly and helpful staff. Market by the Bay in Fairhope is my favorite.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Prentice H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Nice way to see part of the spectacular Gulf Shores. Everything is clean and safe for the entire family.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jamesgO5312DE
Reviewed July 30, 2018

There is plenty to do around the bay - museums, a fort, tucked away restaurants and wildlife viewing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Renee P
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Pristine area right off the interstate. Tunnels under as well as bridges over. USS Kidd in view as you drive by

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank beverleys501
Reviewed June 21, 2018

It is such a large area perhaps choose which part of the bay and tributaries you want to explore. It probably is best by boat but there are many water side areas to observe wildlife and nature. As with any outdoor activity check the weather,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank CTWAlabama
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The water here is so full of crab,that fishing from the smaller piers for anything else becomes frustrating.These little bait thieves are everywhere,as are those pesky hardhead catfish.The threat of vibrio is also a concern in summer months,making the thought of swimming here in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from ilikethewayyoutalk |
The most dog friendly beach is on dauphin island. The bay is huge so can't say all of bay will accommodate your pooch. If you stay in Mobile the Battle House Hotel is dog friendly and is located close to all attractions... More
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Buffalo53
Cincinnati, OH
New GS/Fort Morgan visitor (3 Replies)
We have been vacationing on the Outer Banks for years--on Hatteras Island near the lighthouse. We are planning to vacation in GS/FM in May and are curious about how our "daily activities" in Fort Morgan will compare to our OBX favorites! I think I have the housing figured out, but my husband likes to surf fish and we have always had fun crabbing in the sound on Hatteras Island. How is the surf fishing (I assume he'll need a license) and are there crabs in Mobile Bay we can try to catch??...More
August 09, 2009|
Response fromIrieGulfShores_AL|
To address the crabbing question, most people take a flashlight and a net out on the beach at night. You can do a search about it on this forum. I have been to the OB, but I live here :-) I think you'll like it!
Lee4
Little Rock, AR
Ferry from Mobile Bay to Ft. Morgan (15 Replies)
Has anyone used the ferry to get from Mobile Bay to Ft. Morgan, rather than using the interstate for the last part of that drive (to Gulf Shores area)? We're going to GS in July and are staying in a beach house on Ft. Morgan. Some of the family is thinking it might save us some time to take the ferry from Mobile Bay. So, I have lots of questions. Is the ferry ride faster than driving out to Ft. Morgan? Is it expensive? Is it safe with little kids on board (thinking about getting out of car...More
June 13, 2007|
Response fromFordarama|
we did it four years ago, It was hot.... And kinda slow... But it would by pass all the rush crowd... I can't remember the price....But I don't think it was much........ Not much shade.............
charles o
Best route from Hernando,MS to Fort Morgan, AL (6 Replies)
We booked a beach house in Fort Morgan for the month of October. We are thinking about trying alternate route to Fort Morgan. Anticipate arriving in Mobile around 2pm on a Monday afternoon. Would like to go the west shore of Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island and take the ferry to Fort Morgan. Which is the best route if entering Mobile from Hattiesburg to Dauphin Island? The beach house is about a mile from Fort Morgan.
September 27, 2018|
Response fromDave S|
Two things ...this route does not go to Mobile, and ..are you going to Hattiesburg for a reason.? Why not Meridian then 45 to north Mobile?